What was Osteoarthritis and Causes

Osteoarthritis (calcification of the joints) is a chronic joint disease, is marked by a progressive softening of the cartilage, which can eventually lead to rupture of the cartilage, accompanied the growth of new bone and cartilage in the joint edges and thickening of the joint capsule.
Osteoarthritis can be caused by many factors, including:
· Injury to the joint cartilage due to exercise, excessive use (overuse).
· Age
· Overweight (obesity)
· Job
· Accident.
The main symptoms of osteoarthritis are pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints. Generally on the knees, hips, lower back and fingers. Can also be found joint deformation and limited movement, especially in severe cases.